GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

2,031,000

CAPITAL

Windhoek (237,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $6,900

LANGUAGE

English, Afrikaans, German, indigenous languages

RELIGION

Christian, indigenous beliefs

LIFE EXPECTANCY

49

AREA

824,292 square kilometers (318,261 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

84

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WINDHOEK

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city center, you will find the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and the Independence Memorial Museum. Colonial influences are visible in nearby buildings like the sandstone Lutheran Christus Church.

WINDHOEK

Namibia -Windhoek-13075 COVER

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city center, you will find the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and the Independence Memorial Museum. Colonial influences are visible in nearby buildings like the sandstone Lutheran Christus Church.

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